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Disney Cruise Line extends suspension of all departures through May 2021

Disney joins Royal Caribbean, Norwegian in suspending cruises until at least March
Posted at 12:18 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 14:31:15-05

Disney Cruise Line is extending their suspension of all departures through May 2021.

Disney cruise line says they are continuing to refine their protocols and await further guidance from the CDC in regards to COVID-19. Ships including the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy are affected by the cancellations.

"We are carefully preparing for a return to service following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

Currently, the CDC lists cruise ship travel as a Level 4, which is very high risk. They recommend that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19.

Carnival Cruise Line also made an announcement on Wednesday, extending their pause on departures from US ports until May 31, 2021.

A look at the cancellations are below from Disney Cruise Lines:

Disney Magic European Season

Given the likelihood of international borders remaining closed for an extended period of time, we have also made the decision to cancel Disney Magic sailings through August 10, 2021.

Canada Departures

In light of the Canadian government’s announcement that they will not allow ships with more than 100 passengers to dock in any Canadian port until February 28, 2022, we are evaluating various options for the Disney Wonder’s scheduled season in Alaska. Once a decision is made, we will reach out to Guests booked on these sailings.

Additionally, as previously shared, based on the conditional sail order provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line must cancel sailings longer than 7 nights.

Guests booked on affected sailings, who have paid their reservation in full, will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Guests, who have not paid their reservations in full, will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. Affected Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.

Guests who've booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

See more from the cruise line on cancellations here.

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